Father’s Day is a time for most dads to lie back and relax, but one Burnaby father has made the day about much more than himself.
Len Gross was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1992, and for the past 17 years he has been helping organize the Father’s day walk around Burnaby Lake to raise money for research and support groups for people diagnosed with the disease.
“This walk is to help our support groups in the province provide services to those men who come to the support groups to discuss their issues with prostate cancer and to help people do research.”
One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lives, and it accounts for 10 per cent of all cancer deaths in men.
“We think it’s important for these people to get together to discuss these issues raised with them about their condition. And discuss with each other how they cope with these treatments and what each of the men is doing as a result of coping.”
Events kick off this morning at 9am.